I had my second visit with the doctor today and an ultrasound. They said it's time to put away the frills and bows and go shopping for suits and ties...okay, so that's not really how THEY put it. They simply said that we are definitely having a boy this time, but I think that he will be needing a little suit of some sort. So in a few months I'll not only have two dolls to dress up, but also a little man. :)
The visit went much better this time, though I spent most of it traveling around to different places trying to take all kinds of tests. I only saw the doctor for a few minutes today but she was much nicer. Definitely a praise! Every doctor/nurse that we came into contact with wanted to know why I was having my baby here in Ukraine. Though I usually didn't get a chance to talk much, I pray that God can use the little we did say and our peaceful, pleasant attitudes to work upon hearts. It was only the Lord that helped me end the day with a smile, amidst all of the blood, etc. tests, because I definitely can't smile on my own while having a needle stuck in me. I think this is the first time that I've come back from a Ukrainian hospital smiling instead of almost in tears. Thank you all for praying. Not sure what we will do once we get closer to time as I heard they usually have you stay at the hospital the last two weeks of pregnancy, but God knows.
Wednesday night after church, Eric and I will be taking the train to get pages added to our passports. I'm excited and nervous at the same time as it will be the first time I have ever left the girls overnight. Then on Monday, the 8th, a couple of the ladies and I will be heading down to Simferopol for their Women's Day Banquet...again, leaving my little girls behind, but feel a little better knowing that they will be with Papa. I know we will have a great time of fellowship and look forward to sharing lots of pictures with you. Please be praying for safety traveling. Everyone is already teasing me about how I'm going to make it on the train...I sleep SURROUNDED by pillows when I'm pregnant. I just might have to bring a few small throw pillows with me for belly/back support. ;)